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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the principles, tools and process of desktop publishing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117666  Demonstrate an understanding of the principles, tools and process of desktop publishing 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Marketing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Marketing 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-10-12  2008-10-12  SAQA 0362/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-10-12   2012-10-12  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
335956  Conduct desktop publishing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to explain and apply desktop publishing using all available resources and system applications. Learners are able to test the product to ensure it meets with original objectives and present the final product to relevant stakeholders.

The qualifying learners are capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of Desktop publishing.
  • Applying Desktop publishing processes.
  • Evaluating the completed work against objectives.
  • Presenting the results. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in communicating verbally and in writing and computer technology at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Software will include but is not limited to; Adobe PhotoShop, Quark X Press, Adobe Indesign, Freehand, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Acrobat. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of Desktop Publishing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles of Desktop Publishing are explained using correct terminology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Desktop Publishing tools are identified, listed and described in line with system/programme specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The Desktop Publishing process is explained in line with company programme procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Scanners are identified and their uses explained in line with equipment specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply Desktop Publishing processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Images are scanned following system/programme parameters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Images are changed and improved using appropriate software in line with system/programme specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Layouts are created using appropriate software in required format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Images are imported according to scamps in line with system requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Images are prepared for reproduction according to requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Images are copied onto optical disc in required format. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Test the completed work against objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Completed work is submitted for product testing in line with company testing requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Test results are analysed and errors identified and rectified within required time frame and system specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Approval is obtain from required individuals in the required format. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Present the results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tested, approved results are presented to stakeholders in required format and time frame. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Feedback is noted and actioned where required within the required time frame. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • An understanding of the desktop publishing process.
  • Knowledge of scanners, their uses and application.
  • An understanding of the use of computer peripherals.
  • Knowledge of desktop publishing software.
  • Knowledge of scanner software. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to the use of Desktop Publishing tools and scanners. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the process of applying DTP tools. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the processing of images on a scanner. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology throughout the process of Desktop Publishing. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 335956, which is "Conduct desktop publishing", Level 5, 5 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49603   Bachelor of Visual Communications  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2021-06-30  CHE 
    Elective  58978   National Certificate: Journalism  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Artshub Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    2. ATTI Nelspruit Pty Ltd 
    3. Falcon Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    4. IALE School of Advanced Learning and Education (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    6. South African Film Institute 



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